Volunteer in Medicine in Peru - Cusco
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Volunteer in Medicine in Peru - Cusco

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement


  • Program Administration


  • Living Situation


  • Community Engagement


  • Health & Safety


  • Day to Day Life


Medical project - Cusco, Peru

At first, I was immensely dubious about whether I should volunteer abroad via IVHQ. However, upon arrival at the site in Cusco, I was truly impressed regarding the safety of the program and the experiences that the program provides. I did not have many problems at my medical project placement. I learned a lot by shadowing doctors and nurses and really understanding the community and considering the differences between health care back home and health care in Peru. At times when the main doctor was absent, I needed to help out the clinic by completing simple tasks such as rolling gauze or drawing lines in a book. As a volunteer, you do not always get to things that are interesting. Regardless, I was able to learn from the experience and I thank IVHQ for giving me the opportunity to meet new people and help me familiarize myself with the Cusco community.

  • International Volunteer HQ [IVHQ] responded to this review November 22, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Hi Venkat, Thanks for sharing, We are so happy that you joined our program in Cusco, despite having initial reservations. It has been a pleasure to help facilitate this trip for you and we thank you for being a committed volunteer. We hope to have you join us again in the future.
    Andrea - IVHQ Peru Cusco Program Manager